Financial Abuse and Covetousness – page 9 of Scriptures Describing Abuse

Prov. 28:24  Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “That is no transgression,” is a companion to a man who destroys.

Ps. 37:21  The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;

Prov. 27:20  Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.

Prov. 28:3  A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.

John 12:5  “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”
Judas’s lie sounded like good Christian morality.

Prov. 27:4  Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

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2 thoughts on “Financial Abuse and Covetousness – page 9 of Scriptures Describing Abuse”

  1. Ps. 37:21 “The wicked borrows but does not pay back, …”
    Abuser husband is borrowing on two credit cards and making payments just enough so when he divorces me or forces me to divorce him he can “show” the courts that he is “paying his bills”. He knows I will be responsible to pay for half of it. I use to pay the bills so I know what we are capable of putting towards these bills and it is clear he is either pocketing the rest of the cash or putting it towards his personal retirement account.

    1. how awful!

      Abusers can be so calculating it’s horrific.

      Have you consulted an attorney about this? There may be some way that you could legally disclaim responsibility for these debts your abuser is running up? I remember when I was a kid reading in the classifieds in the newspaper public announcements in small print like this “Let it be known that Eliza Deborah Campbell of Brown Street Ararat is not responsible for any debts incurred by Mr Ebenezer James Campbell of Ararat.” I am not sure whether there are any steps you could take where you are, and I know the laws differ from place to place, but if you haven’t yet done so, you could perhaps check out whether you have any legal options that could protect you from this financial abuse. Maybe your nearest Womens’ Centre or Legal Aid Centre could advise you. . . .


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